General Conditions of Registration

General

École Hexagone is a private higher education institution providing training related to careers in the IT world.

These General Terms and Conditions of Enrolment (hereinafter referred to as “GTCE” or “the study contract”) are entered into between:

  • SAS HEXAGONE, whose registered office is located at 23, avenue Louis Breguet, 78140 Vélizy-Villacoublay, France, registered in the Versailles Trade and Companies Register under number 884 084 807, (hereinafter the “Company” or the “School”);
  • And the Applicant, or their legal representative, signatory to the same GTCE (hereinafter the “Client”, “Applicant” or “Student”).

The Client and the Company are referred to individually as a “Party” and collectively as the “Parties”.

The GTCE shall apply by operation of law to any sale of products and services (hereinafter the “Services”) as described herein.

Application and enforceability of the GTCE

The purpose of the GTCE is to define all the conditions under which the Company markets the products and services offered for sale to Clients on the website www.ecole-hexagone.com (hereinafter the “Site”) or in one of our establishments.

The client declares that they have read and accepted these GTCE before placing the Order.

Confirmation of the Order and the various elements arising from it therefore constitutes acceptance of these GTCE. The GTCE can be regularly updated. The applicable GTCE are those in force at the time when the study contract is established.

The fact that the Company does not invoke any provision of these GTCE at a given time shall not be considered as a waiver of the right to invoke any provision of these GTCE at a later date.

Admission requirements

École Hexagone is open to all and Applications are open throughout the year for the next school year; they are made online and independently of the “Parcoursup” platform. Every Application is reviewed and considered on the basis of the results obtained in the admission tests and following an interview.

In order to study at the School, the Candidate must submit an Application Form, using the online form on the School's website under the heading “Admissions”. As soon as this is received, you will receive an acknowledgement of receipt by email.

The form will be examined and the Candidate will be contacted within 48 working hours in order to discuss their academic and professional plans; the date(s) for the admissions tests will also be determined at this time.

These tests are required regardless of the level of entry targeted: in the 1st year after the Baccalauréate or for parallel admissions in the 2nd and subsequent years. They consist of several exercises in mathematics, logic and algorithms, French, English and general knowledge, and a motivation interview with a representative of the School.

A science Baccalaureate is not required but a scientific or mathematical background is strongly recommended.

Once the Candidate has taken the tests, the School will notify the Candidate's eligibility or otherwise by email within 48 working hours. Eligibility is based on the weighted average obtained (minimum 12/20) but the School reserves the right to accept any profile whose results are not sufficiently representative of the Candidate's motivation.

The Candidate will then have to confirm full acceptance of these GTCE by means of an electronic signature and will receive, in the form of a quotation, details of the tuition fees corresponding to their choice of campus, course of study and method (setting up of a payment schedule, initial training or professional training contract, etc.).

The Applicant will only be recognised as a Student if:

  • They are recognised as eligible;
  • They have signed these GTCE;
  • They have agreed to the proposed financial terms and paid the required amounts to date.

The School also specifies that a laptop is required in order to follow the training. There are minimum requirements:

Configuration
Processor
(CPU)
Intel or AMD processor supporting virtualisation instructions (VT-x/AMD-V), Intel Core i5 or higher or equivalent AMD range.

Note: As virtualisation on ARM processors (e.g. M1 on the new Apple computer ranges) is not yet widespread at the time of writing, we encourage you to check the feasibility of this before purchasing.
Memory
(RAM)
8 GB minimum, 16 GB recommended
Storage 250GB SSD minimum, hard drives (HDD) are not recommended.
Operating system (OS) A choice of: Windows 10 minimum, macOS ou Linux
Please note that some courses require the use of Windows; virtual machine or dual-boot solutions are accepted.
Connectivity A Wi-Fi card is required.
A wired RJ45 connectiojn is optionnal.

The School reserves the right not to open certain classes if the number of students is too low, and will then propose, depending on the circumstances: reassignment to another Campus in person or remote study of the courses. In the event of refusal, it will cancel the registration and return the refundable amounts already paid.

Tuition fees and payment methods

Tuition fees for initial training

Each academic year of the Information Technology (IT) or Artificial Intelligence (AI) curriculum is charged at €8,000 for initial training (paid by the Student or their financial sponsor).

This fee covers lectures, tutorials, practical work, assessments and, in general, all the activities in the year's programme.

As places are limited on each of the campuses (locations of the School), reservation of a place is effective upon receipt of the full tuition fee.

A payment schedule can be set up following approval by the Company.

The Company reserves the right to suspend or cancel any execution and/or delivery of an Order, regardless of its nature and level of execution, in the event of non-payment or partial payment of any sum owed by the Client to the Company, or in the event of a payment incident relating to an Order.

Payments shall be made by bank transfer to the Company's account, whose details are:

  • Account holder: SAS HEXAGONE
  • IBAN: FR76 3000 4009 6500 0102 9200 878
  • BIC: BNPAFRPPXXX
  • Bank branch: BNP PARIBAS MAISONS ALFORT
  • Description/reason for transfer: Client's surname and first name

Professional training/apprenticeship contract

Students studying on a campus in France can opt for a professional training contract (or apprenticeship contract from October 2021) from the 3rd year onwards. They are then employed by the host company and the tuition fees will be paid by the company and may be covered by OPCOs ('operators of skills').

This Contract is considered to be automatically terminated if the Client signs a professional training or apprenticeship contract with a third-party company, and SAS HEXAGONE is defined as the training centre in the new tripartite contract.

A calculation of the number of hours of training provided by the Company to the Client prior to the signing of the new contract will be carried out and invoiced to the Client in proportion to the tuition fees mentioned in the article “Tuition fees and method of payment”.

If the Company is at that time in credit with the Client, it then undertakes to reimburse the amount due within 30 working days from the date of termination.

Validation of prior learning (VAE)

Validation of prior learning (VAE) is possible within the School, and a personalised financial proposal is made according to the candidate's profile and the degree of support required.

Special case of foreign students and formalities for post-secondary education in France

Students from outside the European Union wishing to study in France must obtain a long-stay visa and a student residence permit. These requests are made exclusively by the Applicant to organisations such as Campus-France.

To benefit from the School's support, substantiated by the issue of a pre-registration certificate, the Candidate must have been recognised as eligible, have signed these GTCE and have paid a non-refundable deposit equivalent to one third (1/3) of the tuition fees in addition to the application fee.

The application fee is set at 50 euros and corresponds to the organisation of the admissions tests and the administrative procedures specific to foreign students. They can be paid by bank transfer to the above bank details or by credit card.

Once the Client has paid the full tuition fees, the Company will issue a final certificate of enrolment, and will confirm the Applicant's regular enrolment to the French authorities if the latter request this from the Company.

If the visa application is rejected, the Student can either reapply for a visa (submitting a stronger application for a subsequent year) or follow their training entirely by distance learning, in which case their training will support a new application for the following year with face-to-face tuition.

Special case of students who have followed a training course at SUPINFO up to 2019-2020

Students who have followed a course at SUPINFO / Educinvest up to 2019-2020 benefit from a reduction in their tuition fees valid for the entire duration of their course at École Hexagone: each year then costing 6,000 euros. This clause is only valid for initial training.

Ordering and execution of services

The services offered for sale are described and presented as accurately as possible on the Site. Notwithstanding, a minor variation in the presentation of the Services does not engage the responsibility of the Company and does not affect the validity of the sale.

The Company also reserves the right to correct the content of the Site at any time, without obligation to inform the Client.

The Client acknowledges that they were able to freely select the Services they wished to purchase and that they had access to a summary of their Order.

The Client may modify the Order and correct any errors before accepting it.

Once the Client has confirmed the summary of the Order, they confirm their acceptance of the Order by signing the aforementioned GTCE. The unambiguous phrase “Order with obligation of payment” ensures that the Client explicitly and unreservedly acknowledges their obligation to pay for the Order.

Once these GTCE have been signed by the Client, the GTCE are deemed to be accepted, and the study contract is validly concluded between the Company and the Client and irrevocably commits them.

The Company then sends the Client an Order confirmation by email, containing the details of the summary of the Client's Order and, where applicable, the invoices.

The Client is consequently required to pay for the Order in accordance with the terms and conditions stipulated in the order summary.

Any Order placed and signed by the Client is a firm and definitive commitment that cannot be called into question.

Commitments of the parties to each other

The Client undertakes to accept any discussion with the Company when the latter considers that an exchange is necessary for the proper performance of the Services covered by the Contract. In general, the Client undertakes to cooperate fully with the Company in order to place it in the best possible conditions to perform the services.

In this respect, the Client acknowledges that their involvement and cooperation are necessary to ensure the proper performance of the Contract by the Company.

In the case of an event likely to delay the execution of the Service, the Party concerned by the event must inform the other Party without delay by any means of communication appropriate to the urgency of the situation. The Client may not blame the Company for a delay in the performance of the Service if they delay or refuse to communicate information essential to the performance of the Service.

If the Client does not cooperate with the Company, the Client may not hold the Company responsible for any failure to perform the Services covered by this Agreement.

Given the nature of the products and services sold and offered by the Company, the Client acknowledges and accepts that they are subject to an obligation of cooperation with the Company.

In this respect, the Client acknowledges that they are subject to an obligation of result with regard to the requests sent to them by the Company in order to enable the latter to carry out the Services ordered by the Client. The Client's cooperation with the Company is therefore crucial to the proper performance of the Services.

In addition to the above obligations, the Client also undertakes to pay the agreed price within the agreed time.

The Company shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that the Client is provided with the Services in optimum conditions. However, it shall not, under any circumstances, be held liable for any non-performance or poor performance of all or part of the services provided for in the contract, which is attributable either to the Client, or to the unforeseeable and insurmountable act of a third party outside the contract, or to a case of force majeure as defined by Article 1218 of the French Civil Code and the applicable case law.

More generally, if the Company's liability were to be incurred, it could not under any circumstances agree to compensate the Client for indirect damage or damage whose existence or quantum would not be established by evidence.

It is expressly stipulated that the Company shall not be held liable in any way whatsoever if the Client's computer equipment or electronic mailbox rejects, for example as a result of anti-spam software, the electronic mail sent by the Company, including but not limited to the copy of the payment receipt and the Order summary. In addition, the Company shall not be liable for any failure to host data due to technical defects beyond the Company's control.

Personal data - Security

The Company attaches great importance to protecting privacy and takes all necessary measures to ensure the confidentiality and security of Clients' personal data.

As part of the provision, the Company collects personal data from Clients, including the following data:

  • Email address;
  • Title;
  • First name;
  • Surname;
  • Postal address;
  • Date and place of birth;
  • Country;
  • Telephone number

The Company collects and processes personal data from Clients for the following purposes:

  • Provision and management of Services;
  • Information about the Client and the Client's activities;
  • Response to possible questions/complaints from clients;
  • Compiling statistics;
  • Managing requests for access, rectification and opposition rights.

The data relating to the management of Clients' personal data are kept for the strictly necessary period as defined by the French Data Protection Act as amended, i.e. three years after the collection or the last contact with the Client.

Clients' personal data is processed by the Company's sales department and by the Company's partner companies and subcontractors.

The Company may also communicate personal data in order to cooperate with administrative and judicial authorities.

The Company ensures that Clients' personal data is adequately and appropriately secured and has taken the necessary precautions to preserve the security and confidentiality of the data and in particular to prevent it from being distorted, damaged or communicated to unauthorised persons.

Clients' Obligations

  • Clients acknowledge that the personal data disclosed by them is valid, up-to-date and adequate;
  • Clients undertake not to infringe the privacy, image and personal data protection of any third party and therefore not to communicate to the Company the data of third parties without their consent.

Pursuant to Decree No. 2011-219 of 25 February 2011 on the conservation and communication of data allowing the identification of any person who has contributed to the creation of content placed online, the Client is informed that the host of a site is obliged to keep content for a period of one year from the day of creation, for each operation contributing to the creation of any content:

  • The identifier of the connection that initiated the communication;
  • The identifier assigned by the information system to the content, which is the object of the operation;
  • The types of protocols used to connect to the service and transfer content;
  • The nature of the operation;
  • Dates and times of the operation;
  • The identifier used by the originator of the transaction when provided by the originator.

In the event of termination of the Contract or closure of the account, the hosting company must also retain for one year from the date of termination of the Contract or closure of the account the information provided at the time the contract was agreed (Order) by the Client or at the time the account was created, namely:

  • At the time the account was created: the login for this connection;
  • Full name or company name; Associated postal addresses;
  • Pseudonyms used;
  • Associated email or account addresses;
  • Telephone numbers;
  • The password and the data for verifying or changing it, in their last updated version.

Intellectual Property

All elements of this Site and the Site itself are protected by copyright, trademark, design right and/or any other intellectual property rights. These elements are the exclusive property of the Company. All these rights are reserved for the whole world.

The name and brand ÉCOLE HEXAGONE, logos, designs, stylised letters, figurative marks, and all signs represented on this Site are and will remain the exclusive property of the Company.

No title to or interest in any material or software shall be obtained by downloading or copying material from this Site. The Client is expressly prohibited from reproducing (other than for their own personal, non-commercial use), publishing, editing, transmitting, distributing, displaying, removing, deleting, adding to, modifying or performing any work based on this Site and the materials and software contained therein, and from selling or participating in any sale in connection with this Site, the materials on this Site or any software related thereto. The Company grants the Client a non-exclusive licence to use the Site. This licence is strictly personal and may not be assigned or transferred to any third party. The licence is granted for the duration of the use of the Site.

Any use by the Client of the corporate names, trademarks and distinctive signs belonging to the Company is strictly prohibited unless the Company has given its express prior consent.

Image Right

The Client acknowledges that they accept the use and non-commercial exploitation (print, broadcast, Internet and social networks) of their image in the context of communication, information and promotion of the Company and the educational establishments it manages, and in particular its dissemination on this entity's website(s), as well as its reproduction on any medium whatsoever.

The Client transfers to the Company, without consideration, the exploitation rights (especially the rights of adaptation, reproduction, representation and distribution) of the photographs. This transfer is without time limit.

The Company expressly refrains from exploiting the images in a way that could infringe on privacy and reputation, and from using the photographs and films that are the subject of this agreement for any other prejudicial purpose.

The Client expressly waives any image rights and any action against the Company or any entity managed directly or indirectly by it, which would originate in the use of the photographs, in whole or in part.

This transfer is made free of charge.

The Client acknowledges that they are aware of the right to rectify or withdraw the authorisation thus granted.

Force majeure

Neither Party shall be liable for its delay or failure to perform its contractual obligations if such delay or failure is due to the occurrence of an event beyond its control, which could not reasonably be foreseen at the time of the conclusion of the Contract and the effects of which cannot be avoided by appropriate measures.

In the event of the occurrence of such a case of force majeure, the execution of this Contract shall be suspended until the disappearance, extinction or cessation of the case of force majeure. However, if the case of force majeure continues beyond a period of thirty (30) days, the Parties must meet to discuss a possible modification of the Contract.

The deadlines provided for in this Contract will be automatically postponed according to the duration of the force majeure event.

In the absence of an agreement between the Parties within a period of thirty (30) days and if the case of force majeure persists, each of the Parties shall have the right to terminate this Contract by operation of law, without any compensation being due by either of the Parties, by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt sent to the other Party.

Right of Withdrawal

The Client hereby declares that they intend to waive their right of withdrawal in order to benefit from the Services as soon as the Order is validated.

Cancellation

In the event of a breach by one of the Parties of one of its essential obligations, the other Party may, in the event of formal notice by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt remaining unanswered, terminate the Contract by operation of law without any other particular formality and without prejudice to any claim for damages.

The notice of default shall indicate a reasonable period of time within which the Party in breach shall remedy the non-performance or improper performance of the essential obligation which is the subject of the notice of default. On pain of nullity, the formal notice must imperatively mention this resolutory clause.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

These GTCE shall be governed by and construed in accordance with French law, without regard to the principles of conflict of laws.

In the event of a dispute arising from the interpretation and/or performance of these GTCEs or in relation to these GTCEs, the Client and the Company shall use their best endeavours to reach an amicable settlement of their dispute.

If this attempt at amicable settlement fails, the Parties intend to submit the dispute to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts in application of the rules of the Code of Civil Procedure.